This is a Gender Studies event co-sponsored by PLACE and the English Department.
Dr. Patti Duncan, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been at OSU since 2008. She received her B.A. from Vassar College, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Emory University's Institute for Women's Studies. She specializes in transnational feminist theories and movements, women of color studies, and feminist media studies. She is also interested in the areas of feminist motherhood stuides and critical mixed race studies. Professor Duncan teaches courses including "Transnational Feminisms," "Women of Color in the U.S.," "Disney: Gender, Race, and Empire," "Women in World Cinema," and "Politics of Motherhood in Global Contexts."
Patti Duncan is the author of Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech (University of Iowa Press, 2004), and numerous articles about women of color, anti-racist feminist pedagogies, and transnational feminisms. She is co-editor, with Gina Wong, of East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices (forthcoming, Demeter Press). She is also co-director/producer of Finding Face (2009),an award-winning documentary film exploring the effects of gendered violence in Cambodia,which has screened at fourteen national and international film festivals. Her current research focuses on narratives of rescue, migration, and illegitimate motherhood in representations of women in the global South.
War often drives new scientific innovations, as the immediate need for both new weapons and new ways to protect ourselves, stimulates investment in scientific research. However, the legacy of these innovations can have both positive and negative impacts on society. For example, the Haber process for producing ammonia was instrumental in gunpowder production during World War I, and drove the significant agricultural improvements following the war. Yet, the input of fertilizer has had major ecological impacts.
Please join Pat Cottrell (Poli Sci), Brian Gilbert (Chemistry), Joelle Murray (Physics), and Jeremy Weisz (Biology) for a panel discussion on the ethics of wartime scientific innovations.
Aimee Phan will read from her 2011 novel The Reedecuation of Cherry Truong, a book about the experience of South Vietnamese families during the Vietnam War and afterward as refugees dispersed around the globe.
Contact: Dawn Nowacki firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Barbara Seidman at email@example.com.
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is pleased to collaborate with the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia on a new traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibition will travel to public, research, and special libraries; historical societies; museums; civic, community, and heritage organizations; and institutions of higher learning from 2009 through 2015. The traveling exhibition and tour are funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the National Constitution Center.
Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.
The National Constitution Center is one of the nation’s most exciting new museums and a leading provider of constitutionally themed education programs. Created through the Constitution Heritage Act of 1988, the NCC addresses the need to better educate Americans about their Constitution and citizenship rights and responsibilities. Its mission is to increase public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and it contemporary relevance through an interactive museum facility and national outreach programs.
The program will feature the second of Sergei Prokofiev's "War Sonatas," the Sonata no. 7 in B-flat Major. Premiered in 1943 and written shortly after the arrest and execution of a close friend at the hands of Stalin's secret police, the work features some of Prokofiev's most dissonant writing for the keyboard. Two of Prokofiev's three "War Sonatas" are presented in 2013-14 as part of "Legacies of War": this performance, and the Eighth Sonata (1944) performed by Prof. Albert Kim last September.
What insights can different disciplines and modes of inquiry offer about the legacies of war? How might integration of these insights help us learn more about the impact of war, broadly conceived? And what lessons might be drawn for the future? Please join us for a series of short, student-led talks that bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives -- sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences – to bear on arguably the most consequential experiences of human history.
Faculty discussants include: Patrick Cottrell, Barbara Seidman, David Fiordalis, Tom Love, Scott Smith, Dawn Nowacki, David Sumner, etc.